Raymond "Red" Reddington is a man of many talents. Could acting be one of them?

Check out the exclusive clip of Thursday's The Blacklist above to see Red (James Spader) try his hand at running lines with Liz (Megan Boone). His performance isn't bad, but we'd prefer something a bit showier and less gloomy!

How does this scene fit into Red and Liz's latest adventure? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

The Blacklist airs Thursdays at 9/8c on NBC.